BookWoman BookGroup Discussion- Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

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Please join our discussion of Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong. New members are welcome. We typicall meet on the 4th Thursday of each month via Zoom. Zoom link is below. Please join us!

Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part memoir and part cultural criticism, this collection is vulnerable, humorous, and provocative--and its relentless and riveting pursuit of vital questions around family and friendship, art and politics, identity and individuality, will change the way you think about our world.

With sly humor and a poet's searching mind, Hong uses her own story as a portal into a deeper examination of racial consciousness in America today. This intimate and devastating book traces her relationship to the English language, to shame and depression, to poetry and female friendship. A radically honest work of art, Minor Feelings forms a portrait of one Asian American psyche--and of a writer's search to both uncover and speak the truth.

Cathy Park Hong is the author of three poetry collections including Dance Dance Revolution, chosen by Adrienne Rich for the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Engine Empire. Hong is a recipient of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her poems have been published in Poetry,The New York TimesThe Paris ReviewMcSweeney'sBoston Review, and other journals. She is the poetry editor of The New Republic and full professor at the Rutgers University-Newark MFA program in poetry.


Topic: BookWoman Book Group - Minor Feelings

Time: May 27, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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ISBN: 9781984820389
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021